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(Cullman County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Good Hope.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Good Hope to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Good Hope to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Good Hope to:

  • Cullman [Map], which is the Seat of Cullman County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 126 miles [202.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Good Hope to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,526 miles [10,502.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,237 miles [11,646.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,113 miles [8,228.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Good Hope ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Good Hope.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Good Hope. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 30 communities in the United States and Canada - with 31 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Elmore County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Elmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 116 miles [186.7 km] to the South Southeast

Pike County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 165 miles [265.5 km] to the South Southeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Ouachita County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Ouachita County   [Map]
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the West

British Columbia

Our profile page for Good Hope   [Map]
Distance: About 2,342 miles [3,769.1 km] to the Northwest

California

Riverside County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Riverside County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,735 miles [2,792.2 km] to the West

Shasta County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Shasta County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Shasta County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Florida

Okaloosa County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Okaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the South

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Georgia

Grady County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Grady County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the Southeast

Walton County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the East

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Illinois

McDonough County

Our profile page for Good Hope, McDonough County   [Map]
Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Louisiana

Saint Charles Parish

Our profile page for Good Hope, Saint Charles Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Frederick County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Frederick County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Holmes County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Holmes County   [Map]
Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the West Southwest

Leake County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Leake County   [Map]
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the West Southwest

Marion County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the Southwest

Neshoba County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Neshoba County   [Map]
Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the Southwest

Perry County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 222 miles [357.3 km] to the Southwest

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Elko County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,685 miles [2,711.7 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

Rio Arriba County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Rio Arriba County
This community is historic.
Although located in Rio Arriba County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Fayette County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the North Northeast

Gallia County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Gallia County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Georgetown County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Georgetown County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the East

Saluda County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Saluda County   [Map]
Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Campbell County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Campbell County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Campbell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Dyer County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Dyer County   [Map]
Distance: About 191 miles [307.4 km] to the Northwest

McNairy County

Our profile page for Good Hope, McNairy County   [Map]
Distance: About 121 miles [194.7 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Lavaca County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Lavaca County   [Map]
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the West Southwest

Shelby County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Shelby County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Shelby County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Washington

Clark County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,035 miles [3,275 km] to the Northwest

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Wisconsin

Milwaukee County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Milwaukee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Milwaukee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Good Hope. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Good Hope. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Good Hope) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Good Hope. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Good Hope

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Good Hope. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1108, Longitude: -86.8643     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Good Hope have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Good Hope to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.749 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.453 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.194 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Good Hope, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Good Hope.



 
 
 

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